Learn to dance the Argentine tango in Vancouver the way is taught in Buenos Aires. Group classes and private lessons with Gabriel Monty at Argentine Tango Lab. Friendly environment with progressive learning curve for easy and clear understanding. Start from the beginning with correct and strong fundamentals that will build confidence and elegance on the dance floor in any milongas.
From the Ground Up - 2 Workshops, March 17th and 18th
Saturday 17th at iDance Studio 119 West Broadway – 5 to 8pm
LEARN TANGO with GABRIEL – Beginner Level / Ticket Giveaway for Che Malambo Show!
Learn about Argentine tango starting with strong fundamentals in this 3 hours course. You’ll learn about connection, tango walking, embrace and the first basic elements that will take you to the dance floor. Also an introduction to Vals and Milonga will be covered.
Sunday 18th at iDance Studio 119 West Broadway – 3 to 6pm
DISOCIATION and PIVOTING with GABRIEL – All Levels / Ticket Giveaway for Che Malambo Show!
Sunday 18 – Three hours of exercises and drills for everyone to understand these elements and apply them into the dance naturally, with ease and comfort.
We will start with practicing disociation and pivoting from simple to complex and continue incorporating these elements into variations of Giros and other figures like back Sacadas and Enrosques. All Levels are welcome!
COST: 1) One Workshop, 3h – $40/person; $70/couple (students 20% off)
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2) Two Workshops, 6h – $60/person; $100/couple (students 20% off)
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April 15 to 28th - 2018 Trip to Buenos Aires!
I am organizing a trip for APRIL 15 to 28, 2018 for a maximum of 10 people to the tango mecca, Buenos Aires!
This is a fantastic opportunity for those of you who have not been to Buenos Aires or have been finding navigating in the tango world alone intimidating (Spanish speaking, which neighbor to stay, where to take classes, etc).
I will help you schedule tango classes with known local instructors and practices (possibly with me), take you to milongas, organize day trips to local attractions, bring you shopping for best tango clothing and shoes, and experiencing local customs and a true porteño life. It’s safe, efficient, and with proven successes in the past. You will enjoy the benefits of some of the best tango teaching as well as an authentic tango life in Buenos Aires. (It’s possible for you to stay longer than two weeks if you like and I can also help organize trips to other parts of Argentina.) Once registered for the trip, FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!
For individuals or couples
- 1.5 hours
- Tryout for those interested in private lessons. Arrive 15min. earlier.
- Or tailored topics for more advanced dancers
- 1 hour x 5
- Methodological approach to selected topics
- Or choreograph tango performances
- 1 hour x 10
- Systematic learning for long-term improvement
- Ideal for building complexity in the dance
- 1 hour x 20
- Systematic learning for long-term improvement
- Ideal for building complexity in the dance and learning choreography.
“As a dancer [Gabriel] is fluid, refined, artistic with a formidable repertoire of styles and steps that he executes with smoothness, precision and agility. As a teacher he inspires and pinpoints my particular strengths and weaknesses by simultaneously correcting and challenging my dancing to new levels of achievement in a short period of time. Gabriel elevates the dance of tango by highlighting the intricacy of the partnership in a gentle but compelling manner revealing an intelligent depth of knowledge. I highly recommend Gabriel for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of tango.” – Miriam Kass, San Jose CA
“Gabriel Monty is passionate about tango and about teaching this beautiful, complex dance to others. He consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism in his interactions with students, in his clear and organized delivery of content, and in his striving to improve his own knowledge of the dance. His generous nature, tact, support, friendliness and quick laughter also make his classes exceptionally pleasurable as well as productive. My husband and I have been dedicated students of Gabriel for over five years, taking both private and public classes, and can say, without hesitation, that he is the best that Vancouver can offer, for dancers at any level.” – Marly Haller, Vancouver BC
“I have taken private lessons from many American tango teachers as well as some of the most celebrated tango teachers from Buenos Aires. Among them, Gabriel is one of the most professional and effective teachers. What makes him special as a tango techer is that he seems to really care about his students. When you take his classes, you can feel his love of teaching. When he taught group lessons in San Francisco Bay Area, I remember people were very impressed with how he handled a big group. I totally recommend Gabriel for both group and privet lessons.” – Y. Ohmori, Boutique owner, San Francisco CA
“Gabriel Monty is an excellent tango instructor, very good communicator, detail oriented and patient. He focuses on important details of the posture and technique and gives precise feedback and explanations. He gradually challenges the student to more complicated and demanding aspects of the dance. With Gabriel as your guide, you will have a short learning curve and a rewarding tango experience.” – Simona Necula, Oakland CA
“Gabriel was in South Bay California for few weeks, I was delighted to attend his workshops and also took private lessons. He is very passionate about tango and patient to his students. He is calm and kind, very important for those who are beginners and just learn baby steps like myself. And I also learned to listen and follow on different layers of music wich are the essence to this art. I Definitely highly recommend Gabriel for all levels of tango learners.” – Wendy, Sunnyvale CA
“… [Gabriel] takes you from the level you are and does not overwhelm you with details, but slowly focuses on different aspects of the dance, advancing one step at a time. It is amazing how much I learned in such a short period of time, not only steps and style and posture and balance and attitude, but also listening to different layers of the music and enjoying the connection with my partner. Excellent teacher! Consider yourself lucky if you can get the chance to learn Argentine Tango from Gabriel Monty.” – Carmen Stanciulescu, Port Coquitlam BC
“[Gabriel’s] clarity and calm have an immense impact on the student. He is very easy person to get along with and has the ability to make difficult things easy. He is considered one of the best and most sought after teachers of Argentine tango in Vancouver and British Columbia. And yet, he is so humble: when he comes to milongas he dances with the seasoned dancers and with all his student, regardless of how much they know. This balance is rarely seen with other dance teachers. …” – Palma Kulic, Vancouver BC
“Gabriel Monty’s teaching is of the highest order. He is not only a very accomplished dancer himself but also a fantastic teacher and really knows how to pass on his knowledge. He is very dedicated to his students and never tires to analyze, demonstrate and explain. Why go to Buenos Aires with teachers like him right at home?’ – Jutta Wiemers, Vancouver BC
“Gabriel Monty is by far the best teacher of Tango in Low Mainland. He has an excellent inside-out technical knowledge of the dance, perfect understanding of the workings of the body and years of teaching experience. Gabriel is very generous in sharing all his knowledge, patient with his students and has a pleasant and easy-going manner of relating to the students of every level, from beginners to advanced. …” – Marina Sonkina, Vancouver BC
“I have taken lessons from many teachers over the years and Gabriel Monty is my absolute favourite. I wish I had found him earlier in my dance life!” – Linda Fowler, Victoria BC
ME & TANGO
Dance has been the love of my life for more than 25 years. My professional dancing experience started in 1978 when I joined Doina Bucurestiului the most prominent dance company back then. With Doina Bucurestiului I traveled and performed across Europe. I fell in love with tango on my first trip to Buenos Aires in 2002. And I was fascinated by the music and the dance of el tango. Since then, I have often traveled back to Buenos Aires competing in the World Championship of Tango (El Campeonato Mundial de Baile de Tango) and performing in famed milongas.
I have always been asked what styles of tango I prefer: traditional or nuevo, close or open embrace? I don’t have a preferred style, and I like to dance the way I hear the music and in the music. I see each dance unique for the song at the time and this is the beauty of Argentine tango.